These are the most ridiculous and disturbing commercials I’ve ever seen…

In fact, I assumed that they were a joke, they were so weird and creepy. I assumed that the web site would be a big put-on.

But as far as I can tell, it’s not. It’s a real ice cream place.

Now normally, this would not be enough for me to blog this. But I know people in Philadelphia. I am more or less demanding that you go check this place out and let me know if it’s as much of a nuthouse as the commercials suggest. Please. I have to know.



OK, so the thing about today’s hackers is that they’re often strikingly funny.

So even if you don’t care about javascript or emacs, much less javascript *and* emacs, you should go read “Steve Yegge’s discussion of implementing javascript in emacs lisp”: because all of the digressions and other silliness are sure to make you laugh.

I mean, here’s Steve discussing the name:

bq. In that blog I mentioned I was working nights part-time (among other things) on a JavaScript interpreter for Emacs, written entirely in Emacs Lisp. I also said I didn’t have a name for it. A commenter named Andrew Barry suggested that I should not call it Ejacs, and the name stuck.

“Via”: (who has his own history with Emacs)

These are the things that yogis think are crazy…

We were in class earlier, and several people were talking about this clip.

Mind you, the way she’s doing it, she’s only able to do most of that stuff because she’s really young. It takes skill to do it (and I can do most of it except for the bits involving the actual bow) when you’re twice her age. 🙂

An excellent choice for children!

From [“Sci-Fi Wire”:]:

bq. Vin Diesel told reporters that it’s still his ultimate goal to produce and star in a live-action film based on the life of Hannibal, but that in the meantime he’s producing and directing _Hannibal the Conqueror_, a children’s animated series about the third-century B.C. Carthaginian general who rode an elephant across the Alps in order to attack the Roman empire.

This sounds cuddly as all hell. I’m sure there will be lots of funny elephants, and probably a second-in-command who’s just a little bit dumb, but is always amusingly abashed when he figures out he’s gotten things wrong. And a moral for each story. And probably lots of stabbing and trampling and people falling off the sides of mountains.

No, wait, instead it’ll be:

bq. So it’s Hannibal as a boy. So it’s like the boy and an elephant.

The mind boggles, or, more properly, keels over in exhaustion.

I seriously, seriously cannot come up with an epithet.

All the ones that spring to mind are laden with too much irony for a link to “Hal Lindsey proclaiming that Barack Obama is to the Anti-Christ what John the Baptist was to Christ”:

Seriously, even for Pre-Millenial Dispensationalists nut-jobs, that seems to be putting a little too much weight on the fact that he made a speech in Berlin.

Simple pleasures…

It amuses me to think that clusters of very fast machines are being used, in their idle time, “to produce universal solutions to Rubik’s cubes”:

In fairness, the real Chet is more handsome…

But label aside, I cannot help but be amused at the existence of a hot-sauce-that-is-too-hot-to-use (they go so far to say it’s not a condiment, it’s a “food additive”–or, apparently “a decent anesthetic”: that is named “Chet’s Gone Mad”:

It’s hard to blog when you can’t type…

Which was my initial reaction to this video of a man making farting noises with his hands to perform along (horrifyingly accurately) Iron Maiden’s _The Trooper_.

You. Must. Love. The. Internet.

It includes the guitar solo. That happens at about 1:45 left. It is indescribable. And he’s just so into it.


Tufte was a piker

I’m sure it’s been blogged hell-and-everywhere, but this plot of US housing prices in the last century realized as a (literal) roller-coaster, “is just too good not to note”:

You may remember _Point Break_…

or maybe you were lucky and sustained a blunt-force trauma to the head that swallowed that memory.

For those of you who remember it, though, “you can catch an absurdist stage production”:, and, if you’re lucky, _you_ could play Keanu’s part because the lead is selected from the audience each night, to:

bq. read their entire script off of cue-cards. This method manages to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance, even from those who generally think themselves incapable of acting.

Oh, yeah.

How could I not share?

“Anthrax pays a surprise visit to the set of Battlestar Galactica”:

With tracks paying homage to comic books (“_Judge Dredd_”:, horror novels (_Misery_ in “Misery Loves Company”), and movies (_Blue Velvet_ in “Now It’s Dark”), can a track dissing Cylons be far behind?

Oh, those silly GNOME hackers

“Davyd Madeley”: hacked together “a small GNOME applet”: to measure and rate his contributions to the GNOME Bugzilla and set boudaries for levels and such.